Stanford University (officially Leland Stanford Junior University) is a private research university in Stanford, California, and one of the world's most prestigious institutions, with the top position in numerous surveys and measures in the United States. Stanford was founded in 1885 by Leland Stanford, former governor of and U.S. senator from California and leading railroad tycoon, and his wife, Jane Lathrop Stanford, in memory of their only child, Leland Stanford, Jr., who had died of typhoid fever at age 15 the previous year. Stanford was opened on October 1, 1891 as a coeducational and non-denominational institution. Stanford is located in northern Silicon Valley near Palo Alto, California. Students compete in 36 varsity sports, and the University is one of two private institutions in the Division I FBS Pacific-12 Conference. History Origins and early years (1885–1906) Foundation Physical layout Early finances
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Stanford University PressUdacityUdacity co-founder Sebastian Thrun, 2006 Udacity is a for-profit educational organization founded by Sebastian Thrun, David Stavens, and Mike Sokolsky offering massive open online courses (MOOCs). According to Thrun, the origin of the name Udacity comes from the company's desire to be "audacious for you, the student". Thrun's work on Udacity was noted by The Guardian in a list of people championing open internet. Courses Four more courses began on 16 April 2012, encompassing a range of ability and subject matter, with teachers including Steve Huffman and Peter Norvig. Course format Enrollment Over the first several months of Udacity's existence, enrollment for each class was cut off on the due date of the first homework assignment, and the courses were re-offered each hexamester. Certification Further plans announced for certification options would include a "secured online examination" as a less expensive alternative to the in-person proctored exams.
Hoover InstitutionUniversity of California, BerkeleyThe University of California, Berkeley (also referred to as Berkeley, UC Berkeley, California or simply Cal) is a major public research university located in Berkeley, California. It is the flagship campus of the University of California system, one of three parts in the state's public higher education plan, which also includes the California State University system and the California Community Colleges System. It is considered by Times Higher Education as a member of a group of six university brands that lead in world reputation rankings in 2015 and is ranked third on the U.S. Berkeley faculty, alumni, and researchers have won 72 Nobel Prizes (including 30 alumni Nobel laureates), nine Wolf Prizes, seven Fields Medals, 18 Turing Awards, 45 MacArthur Fellowships, 20 Academy Awards, and 11 Pulitzer Prizes. History View, from Memorial Glade, of Sather Tower (The Campanile), the center of UC Berkeley. Academics Undergraduate programs Faculty and research
Brains in SiliconWelcome to Brains in Silicon. Learn about the lab, get to know the brains that work here, and find out about new projects that you could join. We have crafted two complementary objectives: To use existing knowledge of brain function in designing an affordable supercomputer—one that can itself serve as a tool to investigate brain function—feeding back and contributing to a fundamental, biological understanding of how the brain works. We model brains using an approach far more efficient than software simulation: We emulate the flow of ions directly with the flow of electrons—don't worry, on the outside it looks just like software. Welcome and enjoy your time here!
Harvard UniversityHarvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, whose history, influence and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The University is organized into eleven separate academic units—ten faculties and the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study—with campuses throughout the Boston metropolitan area: its 209-acre (85 ha) main campus is centered on Harvard Yard in Cambridge, approximately 3 miles (5 km) northwest of Boston; the business school and athletics facilities, including Harvard Stadium, are located across the Charles River in the Allston neighborhood of Boston and the medical, dental, and public health schools are in the Longwood Medical Area. Eight U.S. presidents have been graduates, and some 150 Nobel Laureates have been affiliated as students, faculty, or staff. History Colonial The leading Boston divine Increase Mather served as president from 1685 to 1701. 19th century Charles W.
G. Records | MidFirst BankRichey and Records discussed below. Contingent upon shareholder approval of the 2005 Director Plan, in December 2004, Harold T. McCormick and George J. Records elected to defer 100% of their 2005 director compensation and to receive contingently McCormick and Records were contingently granted (subject to shareholder approval of the plan) stock options on 4,542 and 1,030 shares, respectively, with a $55.05 per share exercise price, the fair market value of Torchmark common stock on the date of the grant. Based on these categorical standards, after review and deliberation at their February 26, 2004 meeting, the Board determined that the following independent directors meet the standards set by the Board: Charles E. It was determined in February 2005 that George J.
AboutFrom hikers to hunters, birders to beach-combers, the world is filled with naturalists, and many of us record what we find. What if all those observations could be shared online? You might discover someone who finds beautiful wildflowers at your favorite birding spot, or learn about the birds you see on the way to work. If enough people recorded their observations, it would be like a living record of life on Earth that scientists and land managers could use to monitor changes in biodiversity, and that anyone could use to learn more about nature. That's the vision behind iNaturalist.org. So if you like recording your findings from the outdoors, or if you just like learning about life, join us! A little history iNaturalist.org began as the Master's final project of Nate Agrin, Jessica Kline, and Ken-ichi Ueda at UC Berkeley's School of Information in 2008. A whole lot of thanks Staff Ken-ichi Ueda Scott Loarie Alex Shepard Alex is a software developer and an artist. Patrick Leary